Thursday, March 25, 2010


Babies both passed their BPP's within 3 minutes today and my weight was great (29 pound gain at 33 weeks and 1 day).

I got myself a little lecture regarding my finger poking for gestational diabetes. I don't do it after every meal, which including the fasting number, is 4 times a day. I do it 3 times a day usually, which I feel is sufficient. The babies are healthy and I am healthy so who cares about one little pricking a day right?

The perinatal specialist does! She asked me if I am aware how many times I should be testing. I said yes, 3 or maybe 4. No, she says, 4 times! 4 times everyday!

She told me she would really like it if I followed directions and did it 4 times a day.

I smiled and said okay.

In my mind my response was "Oh, you would really like it if I followed directions would you? I would really like a money tree in the backyard and a donut in my mouth but we don't always get what we want, do we? I would also really like it if you would freaking measure my babies today so I can stop worrying about if Ever has caught up like she is supposed to. I would also like it if you didn't charge me $30 per visit for appointments that take 3 minutes."

I doubt I will actually start testing the whole 4 times a day everyday, but if I actually said these things to her she would not smile and say okay like I did, so I consider us even. :)

Thanks for the responses yesterday! Those situations were really weighing heavy on my mind last night. I hate it when bad things happen to good people. Even outside of infertility, I never tell anyone about things being meant to be because it doesn't help and I don't believe it. But that's how I feel, I like to know if others feel the same so thank you for lending your perspective!!


  1. Do they actually take your monitor from you? Because that will tell them exactly what you have (or haven't) been doing. Or, do they have you jot down the numbers? My peri gave me weekly charts to fill in. Then, once a week the nurse would call me and ask me to read her the numbers. They never physically took my monitor from me. I am not advoacting lying... but, if you don't actually hand over the monitor, how do they know the counts you give them are real or made up?

    You did not hear that from me! As a matter of fact - I will officially tell you to test 4x per day! It's only a couple more weeks. you can do it! ♥

  2. Hee! My sister is a registered dietician and she goes nuts when people don't test exactly as they should. Me, I'd be a 3x a day person, too.


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